Research Environment

Of the three inherent functions of the university such as: instruction, research and community outreach services; research is one of the most important areas which helps to create new knowledge. AIUB is committed to ensure quality education through using modern tools for teaching-learning and providing support to conduct research in the field of science, technology, engineering, business, and social sciences.



Research Policy of AIUB has institutional approach to explore the possibility of research for the staff and student of the university with other stakeholders such as other universities, industry, community and research organizations. AIUB research policy provides a guideline for the staff and students on various aspects and fields of research along with research funding and incentives, and policy to disseminate and transfer the research findings to the stakeholders through extension services. 

Research in this context includes those activities intended to produce one or more research outcomes, including the creation of knowledge, reorganization and application of knowledge. To undertake research with national and international relevance and sustainable development, AIUB is committed to provide appropriate facilities and provisions for continuous research and extend due motivation and recognition to researchers. 

Following are the research objectives of AIUB:

  1. To meet the university’s social obligations through development of skills and knowledge
  2. To promote research that benefits teaching – learning, the community and the society as a whole
  3. To disseminate the research findings among the stakeholders
  4. To explore opportunities of collaborative research activities
  5. To obtain financial support from government and non-government sources
  6. Affirm research as an integral activity at the University.
  7. Integrate research activities undertaken by the undergraduate, post-graduate and doctoral students with the research focus of the University in alignment with the national thrust areas; Create, maintain and enhance infrastructure to enable conduct of state-of the-art research;
  8. Integrate research activities undertaken by the students with the research focus of the university and ensuring sustainable development aligning with SDGs

AIUB has initiated and formed the following:

  1. AIUB Central Research Policy
  2. Central Research Committee (CRC) and 
  3. Faculty Research Committee (FRC) is formed to ensure the progress of research, sustainable development and innovative environment at AIUB.


In keeping with the tradition of excellence and in the pursuit of its mission and vision, the Faculties of AIUB is continuously in search for new horizons to make the learning process attuned with the emerging demands for quality education and research. The goal of FRCs is to provide an environment in which academics may conduct primary, emergent, and applied–high-impact research that promotes creative solutions to real-world difficulties in different issues and promote the sustainable development of AIUB, community, society and globally. The most obvious is the rapid advancement of ICT and 4IR, which has dramatically altered the way of work environment. Considering these phenomena, FRCs are created to keep abreast the staff to participate, contribute individually or as a team (cross faculty/individual) to get involved and conduct research work.


FRC’s Objectives/Purpose

FRCs' goal is to continue to establish a world-class scholarly community that collaborates across disciplines to address global issues in business, management, STEM, Social Science, community and society as a whole, positively impacting academics, policies, culture, and people. The policy proposed by the Faculty Research Committee [FRC] is commensurate with the policy proposed by the CRC. 

 FRCs’ Research Objectives are:

  1. to investigate contemporary and relevant issues and research themes that might improve the Curriculum, Teaching-Learning Approaches, and Management Operations.
  2. continuously improve the faculty's ability to conduct research and prepare high-quality research reports.
  3. to personally register faculty research output/report on worldwide platforms such as Scopus, Google Scholar, and so on.
  4. to publish research outputs/reports in nationally and internationally renowned journals
  5. to collaborate/partner with colleagues teachers and students in the conduct of research as a process of hands-on research application
  6. to develop and expand the university's research resources and culture as a prerequisite for the university system's operation
  7. To do research that has an impact on academia, policy and society
  8. Seeking external funding to demonstrate the credibility of our in-house research in order to contribute to the constructive sustainable development of society, community and nation.



It is University policy to encourage and support the personal research and development activities of academic and non-academic staff and in this regard, a travel grant in respect of such activity is available to them. The objective of travel grant is to motivate academic and non-academic staff to engage in impactful research and/or enrichment activities that along with contributing to individual development also add value to the university.


It is University policy to encourage and support the personal research activities of academic staff and in this regard, a research grant in respect of such activity is available. The objective of research grant is to motivate academic staff in contributing to the body of knowledge and society thorough high impact research and thus bring prestige to the university.


It is University policy to encourage and support the personal research activities of academic staff and in this regard, a research grant in respect of such activity is available in accordance with the scheme outlined below.

  1. Research grants are available to academic and non-academic staff with at least two (2) years of full-time continuous service to the University.
  2. In case of re-joining after study leave (after 2 years full time continuous service), grant can be availed after one (1) year full time continuous service at AIUB.
  3. Request for grant must be submitted as soon as the research article is accepted for publication in the journal.
  4. In case of multiple authors of the same research article, author(s) who are AIUB employee(s) will receive the grant.
  5. The research must be submitted to a reputed indexed journal (with relatively higher Impact Factor), such as Nature, IEEE/other Transactions, Letters, Scopus/ISI (Q1/Q2/Q3/Q4)/ABDC/ABS etc.
  6. Before submitting, the application must be recommended by the research committee based on the quality of the research and journal.
  7. The grant may or may not be approved based on the recommendation of the research committee.  The application must show that the University is properly represented, and the article is related to the area of specialization of the applicant.
  8. Affiliation of AIUB must be ensured in the journal.
  9. The grant may cover full or partial funding for registration fee.
  10. The following supporting documents must be submitted to the HR office within fifteen (15) working days after publication of the article: copy of the journal/ cover page, copy of the article, acceptance letter, any other relevant documents.
  11. The maximum amount of grant will be one thousand US dollars (USD 1,000.00 or its equivalent in taka) per year. For every five hundred US Dollars (USD 500.00 or its equivalent in taka) amount of grant, the grantee must serve the university for one full regular semester (summer semester does not count). If the grant has been utilized in the middle of a semester, the following regular semester will be countable as mandatory against the grant.
  12. In case of multiple authors of the same research article, only one applicant (AIUB Employee) needs to apply. But the contract will be equally applicable to all AIUB authors.
  13. In case of multiple authors, approval of the percentage/ full/ partial of the grant amount will vary based on the affiliation of other authors.
  14. If the grantee(s) opted to resign or revert the employment status to part time before completion of the mandatory semester (against the grant), the amount of grant (pro-rata) must be paid back to the University with the corresponding interest based on the current interest rate.



It is University policy to encourage and support the personal research activities of academic staff.  To facilitate research among the Staff of AIUB, “Research Chair” is nominated form each faculty in every semester.


The Research Chair nominations requires few prerequisites, among those few are the following:

  1. One (1) researcher will be assigned per faculty per semester with the following deliverables to be completed within the semester (4 months)
  • One Journal publication in AJBE or AJSE
  • One external ISI/SCOPUS indexed journal publication
  • One newspaper article on the research work
  1. The researcher will be allocated with a 6-credit course during the semester.  A grant maybe allocated (which can cover registration fees for external publication) to the research based on the recommendations of the Faculty concerned.


AIUB is committed to ensure that faculty members of the university are encouraged and motivated to engage intro research along with their classroom duties. It is expected that through research findings and innovations, teaching-learning will raise to a higher standard level and all the stakeholders will be benefited. To promote research culture in the university, AIUB has taken the following policies which will be implemented phases by phase.


Every year AIUB will keep a portion of the budget for research under Research Fund. This fund will be monitored and controlled by the Vice Chancellor of the university. The budget for Research Fund will be proposed from the Central Research Committee (CRC) which will be accepted after revision, if any, by the Board of Trustees and Treasure of the university.

  1. Researchers have to follow the formal procedures to apply for research fund.
  2. Based on the merit of the research proposal the CRC will determine the allocation of fund to the individual researcher or group of researchers. 
  3. The research funds are awarded for a period of one to two years based on the type of research and scholarly productivity, subject to availability of funds and need.
  4. After one year of service in the university all the faculty members will be eligible to apply for research fund.
  5. Priority will be given to them who have not previously received university research fund.  
  6. Researchers can also apply for partial funding or matching fund for the research project where they are awarded external funding.
  7. Researchers will follow strictly the fund expenditure guidelines and procurement policy of the university and submit the periodical report to the Audit and Finance department of the university.

According to the merit and quality of the research outputs, the university will award incentives to the researchers. The CRC and respective Faculty Research Committee (FRC) will jointly determine the amount of incentives to be awarded among the researchers. 

  1. Following are the areas considered for research incentives: Book publication, Book chapter publication, Research papers in quality and high impact factor journals, Patents and Intellectual Property Rights, Prototypes, and others as accepted by CRC and FRC.
  2. Incentives will be awarded to participate in national and international conferences to present research outputs. Minimum two years of service in the university is needed to apply in this category of incentives.
  3. On-duty leave will be awarded to participate in national and international conferences to present research outputs. 
  4. Research outputs are mandatory for upgrading academic rank which follows the UGC guidelines along with the university policy. Academic rank wise expected research publication will be eligible for incentives upon approval from the CRC. 
  5. Senior faculty members are eligible to apply for sabbatical leave in support of their research including writing text books or collecting primary data for innovative research.